You might have heard about avocado pudding, but this recipe is something new and will amaze you. The texture of avocados is ideal for making the base of an excellent pudding, and thanks to their mild taste, the other flavors can dominate the dish. They are rich in monounsaturated fat which make this Paleo dessert extremely satisfying and filling.
Prevent Aging and Free Radical Damage by Protecting Cellular Mitochondria Using Avocado Oil
A lot of former studies designed to discover the food-based-antioxidant’s influence on our health showed disappointing results, as most phytonutrients proved that they can’t penetrate the so-called powerhouses of the cells-mitochondria.
Therefore, the delicate mitochondria continues to be damaged by the free radicals, leading to end of the energy production and collapse and death of cells.
FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) researchers have presented the results of a study which investigated the capacity of mitochondria to absorb avocado oil and the succeeding neutralization of hazardous free radicals.
This oil showed oxidation resistance and has been proven to act on the main cause of cellular oxidation, by neutralizing the metabolic effects of iron.
Dr. Christian Cortez-Rojo is the lead study author who explains that the respiration in mitochondria is accelerated by avocado oil, which suggests that the usage of nutrients for energy production stays effective even when cells are attacked by free radicals, and also that mitochondria is able to produce small amounts of harmful free radicals.
Hormonal balance Using Avocados:
Avocados include beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols, which have anti-estrogen properties. These can block the cell estrogen receptors and lower the absorption rates of estrogen, thus increasing the levels of progesterone in women and the levels of testosterone in men.
Both, the oil and flesh of avocados contain powerful anti-aging properties and according to scientists they protect against free radicals.
Health Benefits of Using Avocados:
A lot of people miss healthy fat which can be obtained from avocados. They include about 20 vital nutrients, some of which are:
- Vitamin E
- Folic acid
Moreover, avocado can improve the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients from other vegetables and fruits, such as lutein, alpha and beta-carotene.
Avocadene – a fatty alcohol:
The fatty alcohol or triol called avocadene is constituent of avocado. Its molecular structure is 16-heptadecene-1, 2, 4-triol. It has been proven that this fatty alcohol provides anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
- 3 to 6 tablespoons of coconut milk
- 3 large soft and ripe avocados
- ¼ cup of cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Method of Preparation:
Just mix the ingredient in a bowl, and keep the mixture in the fridge for 30 to 40 minutes. Your avocado pudding is ready.